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    1.- Personal Living
    2.- Health and Fitness
    3.- Personal Support
    4.- Career and Professional Development Services
    5.- Extracurricular Activities
    6.- Cultural Life

    3.- Personal Support

    The University Counseling Center provides a variety of psychological services to the UTEP community. The core of these services is brief counseling to currently enrolled students on topics including anxiety, depression, family or relationship problems, and emotional life skills.

    Career counseling is available to assist students with questions relating to choice of major and future career goals. Personal counseling is available for a limited number of sessions to help students overcome personal problems that are interfering with their university experience. If a student requires services that are beyond the scope of the University Counseling Center, a counselor can assist the individual to find appropriate resources in the community.

    Since individual assessment and brief counseling can only meet a portion of students' needs, the University Counseling Center is also moving into the 21st century with new technologies to expand and improve services it offers UTEP students.

    The Student Development Lab provides students with a range of audiovisual aids providing information and practical techniques for working with stress, self-esteem, relationships, and other problems. Our Multimedia Student Center gives students a safe place and helpful suggestions for accessing the many new psychological resources now available on the Internet and World Wide Web. Finally, the Center's new Psycho-Social Resource Library has a wide range of books, pamphlets, tapes, etc. on many interesting and important topics.

    Our home page, accessible from the UTEP home page or directly at http://www.utep.edu/counsel/, provides students with immediate information to help understand and deal with depression, panic disorder, ADHD, abusive relationships, and dozens of other issues.

    While there is still no substitute for an understanding ear and expert problem-solving advice, these new advances are helping our counselors help students more and more effectively.

    Professional staff members also make presentations to small groups, seminars, and classes on topics of interest to the campus community such as stress management, career choice, assertiveness, psycho-social development, etc. The Counseling Center staff are also available for consultation with students, faculty, and staff regarding student problems and the needs of individual students.

    The University Counseling Center is located in the Union West, Room 104. The phone number is (915) 747-5302.

    The Women's Resource Center serves to foster the personal growth and development of women as competent, independent, confident, and healthy individuals and to expand understanding within the University community of personal, political, and social issues of concern and interest to women. The Center strives to ensure a campus community in which women and men can live and work together in a mutually respectful and supportive environment where equality, responsibility, and personal empowerment are encouraged and fostered. Following a feminist model of empowerment, the Center works toward fostering, recognizing, and affirming the abilities, accomplishments, and potential of UTEP women.

    Through a variety of educational programs, culturally-diverse events, resource opportunities, and comprehensive support services, the Women's Resource Center provides a centralized resource for meeting the various needs of women students, faculty, and staff of UTEP, as well as the El Paso community. The Women's Resource Center offers informational and interactive weekly Lunchbag Seminars, educational programming on a range of issues from gender communication to sexual assault, informational resources/referrals, counseling, support and advocacy, scholarship opportunities, financial assistance (emergency loans with a 10% flat interest rate), and a book/video resource library. In addition, there are monthly community service projects, Take Back the Night Rally, and the Clothesline Project. The Center itself provides space for studying, relaxing, socializing, research, and computer usage. Just drop by! Everyone is welcome! Volunteers are invited and encouraged.

    The Women's Resource Center is located in 112 West Union and is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 747-5291.

    Child Care is available for children of all students, faculty, and staff of the University. The University Child Care Center is located at 1825 Hawthorne and is managed and operated by Sara Care Child Care Center, Inc. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:15 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Hours for academic year Fridays and summer are 7:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Children aged three months to 12 years are accepted, depending on availability of space (hourly, daily, weekly care available; Summer Camp for school age). Age appropriate early childhood developmental programs are offered in the curriculum. The University Child Care Center is licensed by the Texas Department of Human Services and is an approved vendor for Child Care Management Services. Financial assistance is available for qualifying parents, through Child Care Management Services. Our phone number is 747-5270.

    Disabled Student Services Office (DSSO) provides a program of support to students with permanent or temporary physical, mental, and/or learning disabilities. To register to receive services, students need to schedule an intake interview with the director and provide medical and/or diagnostic documentation of a disability. The documentation should be no more than three (3) years old of initial visit and must clearly state symptoms and limitations that adversely affect academic performance. DSSO provides the following services: notetaking, sign language interpreter, and reader and/or scribe services, priority registration, adaptive technology, diagnostic testing for learning disabilities, assistance with learning strategies/tutoring, alternative testing format and location, and advocacy. All information provided to DSSO will be kept with the strictest rules of confidentiality. If you feel you may have a disability that will need accommodations and/or modifications, contact DSSO at (915) 747-5148 or e-mail: sulopez@utep.edu. You can also visit our web site at www.utep.edu/dsso or our office is located in Room 106 East Union Building.

    The Inter-American Science and Humanities Program (Programa Inter-Americano de Ciencias y Humanidades), a component of the Office of International Programs, is designed for students from Spanish-speaking countries who wish to attend UTEP but who need to improve their English. The IASHP coordinates first-level content courses taught in Spanish (for example, U.S. History) that students take while enrolling in other courses to increase their English language proficiency. After sufficiently improving their English skills, students may enroll in any undergraduate degree program offered by the university and use the courses taken through IASHP toward their graduation requirements. The Office of International Programs provides academic and personal advising to all students participating in the IASHP program.

    The Office of International Programs serves as the primary source of information and assistance for the international community at UTEP. Its services include advising and programming for international students and scholars, coordinating and promoting study abroad experiences for students, administering the IASHP (Inter-American Science and Humanities Program) and PASE (Programa de Asistencia Estudiantil) programs, and supporting international and multicultural activities on campus. The Office provides international students with financial, immigration, cross-cultural, and personal assistance through one-on-one counseling and regularly scheduled social and cultural activities. International scholars visiting UTEP on short-term teaching or research assignments also participate in the programs of the Office and receive advising assistance. For U.S. and international students seeking to broaden their studies by spending a period abroad, the Office provides counseling and materials on international educational opportunities and offers financial support to UTEP students in the form a Study Abroad Scholarships. Throughout the year, the Office of International Programs highlights the multicultural nature of El Paso and UTEP through cultural events focusing on the university's diverse nationalities.

    The Office of the Registrar provides administrative support to the University. In addition to publishing the University catalog and Class Schedule, maintenance of the academic calendar, and scheduling all classrooms for all academic and non-academic activities, this office is also responsible for the Records and Veterans Affairs offices. The office is located in the Academic Services Building, Room 103. The office telephone number is 747-5550, or e-mail at registrar@utep.edu.

    The Records Office is part of the Office of the Registrar and is responsible for all registration and course add/drops transactions, maintenance of student records, distribution of grade mailers to students, processing of enrollment certifications, transcript requests, graduation applications and diplomas, and student identification cards. The office is located in the Academic Services Building, Room 105. The office telephone number is 747-5544, or e-mail at records@utep.edu.

    The Department of Student Assessment and Testing provides a wide array of testing services for admissions, professional certification, course placement, and credit by examination purposes. Institutional administrations of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) are offered throughout the year; scores may be considered only by UTEP. Additionally, the department conducts research and evaluation activities aimed at identifying and measuring the effects of the university experience on our students.

    The Tutoring and Learning Center helps students improve general competency and performance in their academic subjects through a variety of non-credit programs, including TASP preparation, that are free to students enrolled at the University. The office is located in the UTEP Library, 3rd Floor. For further details, refer to the Academic Support section in this catalog.

    The Veterans Affairs Office is a part of the Office of the Registrar and serves the needs of student veterans receiving VA educational benefits. The office is responsible for creating and maintaining records that are used for certification of a student's status to the Veterans Administration. The office is located in the Academic Services Building, Room 107. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The office telephone number is (915) 747-5342 or e-mail at veterans@utep.edu.


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